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eddiexplorer

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Explorer Eddie Bauer 2004
Hi,

I was looking at some alternatives to replacing the HU in my 2004 Eddie Bauer Explorer with audiophile and rear DVD.

What I want to acomplish.

HU with Android so I can get googlemaps to work, sync my phone contacts so I can use my phone with the HU as handsfree, use my steeringwheels controls and if possible also connect my rear DVD and attach a rear camera that will show in the unit.

My options.

Pioneer Appradio 2
Universal K1 Android
Adayo ANB6B01

Or add an Nexus 7 or Galaxy Tab in the area and add a small amp behind it for the normal speakers but i guess it would be a mess to get the standard amp and sub working from the Tab..

Has anyone made an install with Appradio 2 in an Explorer with the audiophile system and can guide which adapters and cables I need to get it to work with steeringwheel control and a Galaxy S3.. otherwise I create one when i got all my stuff in.

Dont really care so much for the rear DVD since I dont have any kids but maybe its possible to use that as standalone and only connect to earphones??

Any help, tips or suggesions are happily welcomed !
 



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Unless that's the only place to order the parts from, try avoiding the extremely overpriced Crutchfield and possibly Amazon. They have NEVER been able to compete in prices with the places I buy from, not even by a couple bucks. They have always been extremely overpriced, usually by 60% or more in cost.

Can't wait to see your HU in action! Mine's been a work in progress. Just a motherboard in the 2-din case.
 






most likely you will lose the rear DVD. When i looked into it a few years back you had to buy two modules, one for the steering wheel controls, and another one for the RSE. I remember one guy left his factory stereo plugged it to make the RSE still work, he stuck it in the rear storage bin. He only need Batt/Acc/GND and the two wires in the 20pin block. Sub will also need to be stepped down from 12v to 6v for the turn on circuit. With the '04 i upgraded the speakers and sub and kept the Audiophile, to avoid that hassle. I now use my iphone with Garmin software. Originally i just stuck a Garmin on the dash.
 






most likely you will lose the rear DVD. When i looked into it a few years back you had to buy two modules, one for the steering wheel controls, and another one for the RSE. I remember one guy left his factory stereo plugged it to make the RSE still work, he stuck it in the rear storage bin. He only need Batt/Acc/GND and the two wires in the 20pin block. Sub will also need to be stepped down from 12v to 6v for the turn on circuit. With the '04 i upgraded the speakers and sub and kept the Audiophile, to avoid that hassle. I now use my iphone with Garmin software. Originally i just stuck a Garmin on the dash.

Im actually thinking of the same way, i have gmaps on my S3 and it works decent and then I can wait for a better Android HU instead. I actually think that sometimes the Audiophile system sounds pretty good in standard with a digital input.

What kind of speakers and sub did you change to? Worth the difference?
 






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